ASTRO 6570

ASTRO 6570

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A graduate-level introduction to Planetary Science with an emphasis on the application of basic physical principles. Topics to be covered include: planetary dynamics, including satellite orbits, tidal interactions, resonances and ring dynamics; an introduction to the theory of planetary interiors, gravitational fields, heat sources and rotational mechanics; reflected and thermal radiation; radiative transfer and equilibrium structure dynamics of planetary atmospheres.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Intended for: graduate students and seniors in astronomy, physics, engineering and related fields.

Comments Numerous difficult problem sets, some involving numerical computation.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17624 ASTRO 6570   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person